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Author Topic: The Brassgoggles Model Making Club (the second non-SP model making thread).  (Read 757 times)
Madasasteamfish
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2019, 01:59:19 pm »

Well, due to personal (or should that be personnel?) reasons I'm taking something of a break from the trains, and following a visit to the model shop last week I've got a few airfix models to be built.

A Higgins boat has been put together and is about to get a first paint of coat. I've also got a LCMV and sherman tank double pack still in the box, and a Bren Gun carrier and 6 PDR anti-tank gun which might be looked at later today.

The painting will have to wait until I've been able to get the relevant paints.
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« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2019, 06:26:35 pm »

That reminds me actually, I've got a couple of dreadnoughts to look at too. Lord Nelson (actually a semi-dreadnought) and Temeraire (which is going to be a much-altered Dreadnought). It's finding the time to get round to them though...
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2019, 12:01:43 pm »

I don't often go to model railway exhibitions because, well- local to me there's the Stafford exhibition (usually on the coldest, wettest, snowiest weekend in February) and the Warley exhibition (usually on the coldest, wettest, snowiest weekend in November). 

There's one which I have previously really enjoyed and that is the Great Central's model event in the middle of June.  This year it takes place 14-16 June at Loughborough, Quorn and Rothley.  I'll most likely be paying a visit on the 15th so if anybody wants to meet up...
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2019, 07:53:01 pm »

Well the Higgins boat has received the base coat of the first of it's first multiple colours, and the Bren Carrier and 6pdr are together, awaiting painting. All I need now are the paints...
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2019, 08:29:50 pm »

Found a Citroen TA at the local buy&sell.
Tinplate model, scale 1:11. Perfect fit for 5" gauge.
I just re-started work on my GWR Loriot.

To do:

dummy leaf springs mainly.

As it was in running order there was no further detailing work when the parts for the railcar were delivered.
Now I have a reason to go on.
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« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2019, 08:45:38 pm »

Today I have: finished the ballast brake, finished my first GCR coal wagon, started a batch build of the next seven (yes, seven)...
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« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2019, 07:57:48 pm »

It's another weekend! Plans.  I have, this week, progressed the seven new coal wagons; seven have been largely built and are sitting on their axles, four have painted bodies and weathered insides and seven have painted brake handles and buffers. On balance, taken as a single entity, they're about half finished. 

Seven more wagons have arrived but before they can be looked at I'm going to need to replenish my stocks of GCR freight stock transfers.  Which means that something else will be looked at in the interim- and I think that will be the 9H 0-6-0 that I took a break from last weekend.  This needs transfers, varnish and weathering, so it will be something of an easy win. 
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« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2019, 12:38:40 pm »

And- another loco finished. 



Much lighter weathering on this one. 
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« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2019, 01:39:43 pm »

Working on the Loriot.
As the leaf springs are hardly visible I am making a slightly simplified version.

Pics to follow
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2019, 03:59:30 pm »

I had cause to dig out my copy of R A Burt's "British Battleships of World War One" this morning, in the midst of a hurculean effort to move one of my piles of books six inches to the left so that someone can reach a window  Huh

Upshot is I've had a good look at some photographs and plans of the Bellerophon-class dreadnoughts of 1907, and the conclusion I've basically reached is that a conversion of Dreadnought to a Bellerophon (Bellerophon, Temeraire or Superb) could be easier than I first anticipated.  Especially if, as I want to, you're looking at a conversion to one of the class as they appeared when first completed in 1909.   

Most of the work involved looks to be constructing new masts and spotting tops rather than extensive bridgework, but there is also the small issue that the secondary armament between the two is rather different (12pdr 3" guns on Dreadnought versus 4" guns on Temeraire). 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Physical_Training_Q40285.jpg

Now the question is, when do I fit this in?- finish my wagons and then onto this or do I want to do another loco (or two, or three) first. 
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2019, 07:55:18 pm »


Now the question is, when do I fit this in?- finish my wagons and then onto this or do I want to do another loco (or two, or three) first. 

Roll a couple of dice?
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« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2019, 10:31:29 pm »

Now the question is, when do I fit this in?- finish my wagons and then onto this or do I want to do another loco (or two, or three) first. 

*tosses a washer*

Wow! It´s the side with the hole in it.
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« Reply #37 on: May 20, 2019, 08:08:31 pm »

Work has begun on it. 
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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2019, 08:13:07 pm »

Found the real definition of tinkering.

Worked on the Loriot today.
Just wanted to bolt the dummy leaf springs in place.
8 holes, 8 threads, an easy job I thought.

Hole #5
sloooooowly turned the tap in...TINK!
well, still enough left to grab it with the pliers....Crack.
I'll drill it out. Whirrrrrrr....TINK!
Grabbed the centre punch and drove the remains out using BRUTEFORCE (TM)
Wanted to clean the hole. 2.5 mm drill, Whirrrrrr....TINK!
Grabbed the centre punch and drove the remains out using BRUTEFORCE (TM)
Re-drilled the hole 2.5 mm (no TINK this time).
next tap, slowly,....TINK!
Not again!
Grabbed the centre punch and drove the remains out using BRUTEFORCE (TM)
The third tap did the job.

Final score:
-2 2.5mm drill bits
-2 M3 taps
-my good mood

At least the dummy leaf springs are in place now.
Of course the screws were slightly too long so I had to take the wheelsets out to grind the screws flush with the frames.



BTW, where did my signature go? The profile still has it. Maybe I should use more duct tape.....
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« Reply #39 on: May 20, 2019, 10:21:36 pm »

I thought the signatures only posted the first time you post on a page now? Noticed mine has only featured once too so far.

Sounds like good, if sometimes frustrating, progress is being made on the Loriot.
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« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2019, 08:05:52 am »

Here we go:





From this perspective the triangular supports below the deck are not visible.
The slightly simplified leaf springs really improve the look of the wagon.
Minor job left: fit windows to the car.
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« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2019, 10:34:09 am »

Gentlemen, your industry puts me to shame!
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« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2019, 11:18:35 am »

Loriot has left the workshop.

Waiting for the Handtrails for the Taigatrommel cab.

Jobs to do:
- Fit cab rear walls
- Make drivers desk and seats
- Make windscreen wipers
- make dummy brake pipes/hoses for the bogies

Waiting for proper drawings of a Panzer III turret

Jobs to do:
- Make proper ventilation flaps for the undercarriage
- detailing of the turret
- detailing of the barrel

Collecting bits and pieces for two new wagons.
One might be a H10, the other will either be a G10 with brakeman´s cabin or another covered wagon based on the tool/workshop wagon of the local works railway.
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« Reply #43 on: May 23, 2019, 05:42:05 pm »

GAH again.

Today the wheels and axles for the two new projects arrived.
I looked at the lot but felt the little chinese guy (Sum-Ting-Wong) standing beside me.

4 axles, check
8 wheels, check
but it did not look right.

Wrong wheels. They are 23mm thick instead of the 16 mm I ordered.
These are for 7.25".
Wrote an email.
Whoops, will send proper ones soon.

I am glad to have ordered months before I really need them.
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« Reply #44 on: May 23, 2019, 08:24:55 pm »

I now have a complete rake of 8 empty coal wagons.  Perfect. 
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